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Bottle of Director's Sonoma County Chardonnay.

91 Points

Gold

2019 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

91 Points

2019 Toast of The Coast

90 Points

Gold

2019 Critics Challenge Wine Competition

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91 Points

Gold

2019 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

91 Points

2019 Toast of The Coast

90 Points

Gold

2019 Critics Challenge Wine Competition

  • A smooth, velvety Chardonnay made from cool-climate Sonoma fruit.

Our Director's Chardonnay is sourced from vineyards throughout Sonoma County, representing a range of climates, soil profiles and clonal selections. This diversity yields a complex and intriguing wine and allows for nuances in blending. Our fruit is harvested in the early morning hours and whole-cluster pressed.

A large percentage of the wine is then barrel fermented to achieve richness and bring out notes of vanilla and spice. The remaining wine is fermented in stainless steel for a touch of vibrant acidity, which helps create a beautiful balance. The Wine also undergoes partial malolactic fermentation for a creamy mouthfeel.

By blending fruit grown in different locations, we get a wine that offers great dimension and complexity. This year’s warm vintage produced a very fragrant and juicy Chardonnay, which bestows an exotic perfume of melon, fig, tangerine and plumeria flowers followed by succulent flavors of peaches, pineapple, and spices that fold into a butterscotch finish. Enjoy with prosciutto and melon, grilled swordfish, or spicy shrimp.

YEAR
2017

WINEMAKER
Corey Beck

BLEND
100% Chardonnay

ALCOHOL
13.5%

BARREL REGIMEN
8 Months in French oak, 36% new barrels

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